La Boqueria, Barcelona

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Take in the local culture by meandering through the throngs of people going about their daily business at La Boqueria, arguably the country’s best-known market. Noted for selling a wide range of local products, including fish, meat, vegetables, and fruit, the market has been open since 1836. It’s worth a visit just for the colors, smells, and sights of the fresh foodstuffs displayed and sold here. Friendly vendors can tell you exactly where and how their goods were grown, raised, or harvested. Avoid driving and arrive as early as possible to miss the crowds. If you can allow time, take a seat at one of the cafes and spend a few moments observing other travelers as they search for a little bit of something Spanish to take home with them. Make La Boqueria part of your personalized Barcelona itinerary using our Barcelona trip maker app .
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  • Open from 8 am to 8pm, this bustling market was built on the ruins of an old convent called Sant Josep. Like famous place in Barcelona, it can be hard to know the best way to experience it!  more »
  • I am just a passing tourist who lives in Barcelona until the summer, but I got all the time to explore different restaurants, food stalls and markets, in search of some good yummy treats. The ambiance...  more »
  • Well is my second time visiting and exploring Barcelona, and this little market is always a must.. is beautiful to see all those perfect fruits, juices, ice cream and specially the jamon and cheeses, ...  more »
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  • This is a huge market selling everything from fresh fruits and veggies to meat and fish. Out of everywhere I have travelled this has been one of my favourite markets! Grab yourself a fruit cup, a fruit drink, try some ostrich, and admire the hustle and bustle and beauty of it all! Everything is so fresh, and there are so many different types of food you can try. If you want a snack or a full meal or to buy groceries this place is wonderful!
  • Huge market with stalls ranging from meat, to sweets, to chocolate, to fruit, to eggs, to fish, and more! This market is a must-see if it is your first time in Barcelona. It's one of the most iconic landmarks of the city. My favorite part would have to be the fresh fruit juices you can get for as low as 1€ depending on the stall. Strawberry, dragon fruit and coconut, what's not to love? A small piece of advice however, I've noticed that stalls towards the center of the market have slightly lower prices than stalls on the outskirts to remain competitive. I would recommend walking around to see all the different options before settling on one if you want to get the best bang for your buck. Most stalls are not unique (except perhaps that egg one, I've only seen one of those) and there will be a few that offer similar products. I would also recommend going early in the morning (towards 9am) as it gets extremely crowded later in the day. As it has become a major tourist attraction, it will fill up quite fast. While all the stalls may not be open at 9am, at least you will have breathing room and you can take your photographs in peace.
  • This place was really cool. A ton of cool little shops you can buy food from. I would suggest that you get there early, as they will close before dinner. If you do get there a little later, make sure to take advantage of the cheap fruit drinks. You can generally find them for about two Euro, but if get there late you can have 2 for that price or half price. Food is excellent, but seating is limited. Enjoy!
  • I enjoyed walking around this Mercado. It feels alive and has a good energy about it. Check it out to get a feel of a market. Not sure if it’s local or not but the setup is very nice. I appreciate a market when traveling as it bustles with energy and good food. Jamon once again is sold everywhere and it’s good! There’s a cute paella shop at the end and it’s pretty good
  • Amazing - sad I only found this on Saturday and before going home. Such a range on offer and isn't trying to rip you off. Had a great burrito, full of flavour and really fresh. Wish I had got my souvenirs from there!

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